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  • Buhari leaves for AU summit on Friday

    Agency reports President Muhammadu Buhari will depart for Addis Ababa in Ethiopia on Friday to participate in the 30th Ordinary Session of the Assembly of Heads of State and Government of the African Union (AU) where he will make presentation on anti-corruption. The President, who was engaged by AU at the last session to present […] More

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  • Africa loses $148b to corruption annually

    Agency reports As President Muhammadu Buhari prepares to make a presentation on corruption in Africa, report says the continent loses $148 billion a year to the scourge. The Executive Secretary of the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA), Mr. Vera Songwe, said on Thursday that the money was lost through various fraudulent activities, Songwa addressed […] More

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  • Wike: PDP is the only hope for Nigeria

    The governor of Rivers State, Nyesom Wike says PDP is the only hope for Nigeria. He made this known when he received a former Governor of Jigawa state, Alhaji Sule Lamido and his team who visited him on a courtesy call to declare Lamido’s intention to contest for presidency in 2019. The governor said APC […] More

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  • Five things George Weah promised Liberians

    By Agency report Former football star George Weah promised to tackle Liberia’s economic and social problems as he was sworn in on Monday in the first democratic transfer of power for more than 70 years. Here are five things he has pledged to do since his election:  Tackle corruption  Failing to tackle endemic corruption among […] More

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  • APC rep vows not to seek re-election — because ‘we didn’t achieve much with 2017 budget’

    Babale Bashir, a member of the house of representatives, says he has no intention of seeking re-election into the lower legislative chamber. Bashir said this on Wednesday on the floor of the house while contributing to the debate on the 2018 budget. The lawmaker, who represents Minjibir/Ungogo constituency of Kano state, said the All Progressives […] More

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  • Saraki on 2018 budget: I wonder if technocrats want to embarrass FG

    Senate President Bukola Saraki says he “sometimes wonders” if technocrats want to embarrass the federal government. He said this in reaction to the assumptions the N8.6 trillion 2018 budget proposal is predicated on. Citing an example, the senate president wondered why the budget would be predicated on 2.3 million barrels per day when the country […] More

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  • The Experiment: Like Jonathan, like Buhari, and now like Atiku

    This past week was a very interesting one in the most recent history of the Nigerian state. Politically, it was Atiku and all the news around his much-anticipated “move” to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). On the flipside, we were treated to a luxurious wedding in faraway South Africa — Banky W and Adesua. As […] More

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  • PHOTOS: Soyinka in US church as son weds

    Wole Soyinka, renowned playwright and professor, attended the wedding of Oretunlewa, one of his sons, in the US over the weekend. Rotimi Amaechi, minister of transportation, was a guest at the occasion which also had in attendance other family members of the couple. Here are some pictures: Photo credit: Punch More

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  • ‘Accept my sympathy’ – Buhari tells Oyegun over Atiku’s exit

    President Muhammadu Buhari has sympathised with John Oyegun, national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), over the resignation of former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar from the ruling party. Abubakar announced his resignation on Friday, accusing the APC of anti-democratic practices. He also took a swipe at Buhari’s government for not allegedly giving opportunity to young […] More

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  • A company you probably never heard of became bigger than Facebook last week

    A tech company barely known in the western world briefly eclipsed Facebook as one of the top five largest corporations in the world. Tencent, a 19-year-old company which now offers games and a WeChat messaging service, hit a market capitalisation value of $529.9 billion last week, overtaking its Silicon Valley counterpart at $528.5 billion. Around 750 […] More

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  • Former Nigerian Vice President, Atiku Abubakar is holding a series of meetings with PDP leaders

    The former number two citizen defected from the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) on Friday. In his resignation note, Abubakar, who was silent on his next political move, criticised APC leaders, saying the party is dying. So far, Abubakar has reportedly met with Adamawa PDP executives at all level as well as state chairmen from […] More

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  • Pastor dies during sex with 19-year-old girl

    A Pentecostal pastor has reportedly died during an alleged sex romp with a 19-year-old-girl in a hotel room in Kwale, Ndokwa West Local Government Area of Delta. Delta Police Command Spokesperson, DSP Andrew Aniamaka, confirmed on Wednesday in Asaba. He said the victim’s wife reported the incident to the police on November 19. He said […] More

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